6 Key Points To Consider When Hiring Investment Property Managers

Posted on: May 26, 2011

Categories: Property Management, Things To Consider

Author: lbuen

6 Key Points To Consider When Hiring Investment Property Managers

Entrusting Real Estate To Investment Property Managers

With your investment property acquired and ready for occupancy, all you need is a company to manage it so that your little cash machine can start streaming money into your bank account in your absence. However, entrusting your investment to another company is not easy. The choice of a property manager can mean your profit or your loss. With the numerous investment property managers available, the selection process is not made any easier. For this reason, it is important that you set certain criteria based on what you need.

Criteria for Choosing Investment Property Managers

Marketing Flair and Knowledge of the Local Market. One of the primary responsibilities of your property manager is marketing your property to prospective tenants. The company can do this more effectively if they know what the… Read the rest

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Easy Guide For Renting Out Your Property To Section 8 Tenants

Posted on: May 25, 2011

Categories: Procedures, Profit

Author: lbuen

Easy Guide For Renting Out Your Property To Section 8 Tenants

Many posts ago, we discussed the merits of taking in Section 8 tenants. Many landlords are lured to rent out their properties to these tenants because HUD’s Section 8 has made things easier for them in terms of minimizing late rental payments; property protection; minimizing turn-over; and shortening vacancy periods. If you want to your rental property business to be virtually stress-free, then follow these steps:

Prepping The Rental Property For Section 8 Tenants

Getting the rental property ready for inspection by interested Section 8 tenants would obviously be the first thing to do. Stage the home to make it more appealing and do not forget about curb appeal to lure them inside. When renovating properties for these type of tenants, go for durability over grandeur. Remember that there is a mandatory Section 8 inspection, so forget… Read the rest

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Choosing The Appropriate Legal Entity To Own Your Investment Property

Posted on: May 20, 2011

Categories: Buy, Other Articles, Things To Consider

Author: lbuen

Choosing The Appropriate Legal Entity To Own Your Investment Property

Real estate investing is not all bed of roses. The challenges of running a real estate business is not limited to just the actual finding of a good investment property and conveniently collecting monthly rental income or handsomely earning a good profit by creatively selling it. Investing in real estate also entails cost and risk management. The form of legal entity that supports your investment properties plays a vital role in minimizing these costs and risks. Investors and tax and legal experts differ in their standpoint when it comes to deciding on whether a Corporation, LLC, Trust, or other types can best own investment properties. This divergence will continue simply because no one particular form can be considered the best for every investor. Your choice of a type of legal entity hinges on many factors including your personal circumstances… Read the rest

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Kick Start Your Real Estate Investing Business Through the Assignment of Contract

Posted on: May 13, 2011

Categories: Buy, Procedures, Profit

Author: lbuen

Kick Start Your Real Estate Investing Business Through the Assignment of Contract

Contract Assignment

A great way for a fledgling real estate investor to kick-start a career in this business is by flipping contracts. When you assign a contract, it means that you grant another party to your rights and prerogatives in a written agreement in exchange for consideration. In legal parlance, “consideration” is anything that has value, including money, goods, services and promises. In this post, let’s use the term to denote “money”.

The Real Estate Contract

As you already know, a transaction in real estate involves two primary parties: the seller who has a property to sell for a specific amount and the buyer who is willing to buy the property for a certain amount. The two will hash out prices until they reach a certain agreed amount. Once they strike this bargain, the agreement materializes into a Purchase… Read the rest

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The ABC’s Of Investing In Multi Family Homes and Apartment Buildings

Posted on: April 23, 2011

Categories: Buy, Profit

Author: lbuen

The ABC’s Of Investing In Multi Family Homes and Apartment Buildings

Investing in real estate presents multiple selections on where you can put your money. You can invest in single-family homes, duplexes, multi-family homes, office buildings and commercial spaces, strip malls, and many others. If you are new to this money-tested trade, you must understand that there are a number of strategies on how you can harness your investment to bring in profits. Some real estate pundits call it exit strategies, and examples are flipping and wholesaling for fast cash, buy-and-hold for cash flow and capital gains, buy-fix-and-sell for bigger profits and several others. For this post, let us take a look at the ABC’s of investing in multi-family homes and apartment buildings.

There is more objectivity in determining the worth of apartment buildings than in single family houses. The Comparable Market Approach is often the method of arriving at… Read the rest

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How To Make Money In Real Estate – Mind Map

Posted on: April 12, 2011

Categories: Buy, Fix, Profit

Author: buyfixandprofit

How To Make Money In Real Estate – Mind Map

How To Make Money In Real Estate – Mind Map

Mind Map of how to buy, fix and profit by investing in real estate. The mind map shows various methods of how to buy foreclosures, rehab properties, and make money by investing in real estate.  There are many links included in the map to various REI resources on the web.  Please send me a message if you have more links you would like to add by contributing to the map.  I would like to expand this mind map to double this size with full descriptions in each category. Thanks!

Expand the Mind Map and it will open in it’s own window. It contains various ideas and categories of how to make money in real estate including useful websites and information.

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Earn Passive Investment Income In Real Estate In 2 Ways

Posted on: April 10, 2011

Categories: Other Articles, Profit

Author: lbuen

Earn Passive Investment Income In Real Estate In 2 Ways

Fund Your Luxurious Retirement With Passive Investment Income

Rather than enjoy a dip in the pool in a luxury cruise liner, many of today’s American retirees may find the need to dive back into the employment pool to make ends meet. A survey has shown that Americans now are not optimistic to retire comfortably. Some even revealed of having prematurely dipped from their retirement savings for cash. It seems relying solely on 401K plans are no longer sufficient. If you do not like the idea of still working like a Trojan in your 60’s or 70’s, consider looking for ways to earn passive investment income while your employment has not yet ripened.

3 Major Categories of Passive Investment Income

The IRS has sorted passive investment income into three categories: active or earned income, portfolio income and passive income. Passive income is… Read the rest

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Buy Investment Property and Make Money in 5 Ways

Posted on: February 15, 2011

Categories: Buy, Investors, Profit

Author: lbuen

Investing in real estate can be truly financially rewarding when you know what you are doing. When you buy investment property, you should already have in mind what many real estate investors call the exit strategy that you are going to implement for that particular property. This means that when you get involved in a deal, it must be clear in your mind how you are going to make money out of it. When you buy investment property, you can consider five ways of earning.

Buy Investment Property for Appreciation

Some people who are unacquainted with the real estate business think that the only way to make money when you buy investment property is by buying and holding the property until its value appreciates. You make money through capital gains. Although the value of real estate has always been… Read the rest

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Hurdles To Brace For When Buying Investment Properties

Posted on: February 13, 2011

Categories: Buy, Investors, Other Articles, Property Management, Things To Consider

Author: lbuen

The Lure of Buying Investment Properties

Fed up with the mercurial temperament of the stock market? Multitudes of people have instead been drawn to buying investment properties that can provide cash flow for years to come in the form of rental income. The many landlords enjoying semi-retirement funded by their steady streams of income from their rental properties indicate the bankable rewards of investing in the real estate. However, it also has its share of hurdles that any investor must be aware of and brace for.

The Setbacks of Buying Investment Properties
Vacancies and Funding Mortgage Payments From Somewhere Else

The promised steady stream of income from your rental property may not be as steady as you may have hoped for because there will be times when you will experience vacancies. Buying investment… Read the rest

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Understanding ROI in REI

Posted on: January 31, 2011

Categories: Investors, Profit

Author: lbuen

REI Doors Open To All

The relative ease of entry is luring more and more people to turn their hands to real estate investing, or REI, not to mention that information about running the lucrative housing business is all over the Internet; you just have to discern which tips and advice to follow. It requires little, some would even say zero, capitalization that is why it is welcoming to beginners. Less capitalization also means lesser risk for losses for the newbies. However, the most enticing lure why people get into REI is the substantial profits that could be raked in in a relatively short time if you get things right.

ROI in REI

One of the most common measures of the quality of an investment is the Return on Investment or ROI. It… Read the rest

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